By the numbers: What can't LeBron James do?

April, 20, 2017
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What were the most amazing numbers to come from the Cleveland Cavaliers' win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 3? We can tell you, with help from research by the Elias Sports Bureau.

25 -- The comeback from a 25-point halftime deficit was the largest such comeback in NBA postseason history.

1.2 -- The Cavaliers’ win probability was 1.2 percent at halftime.

17 -- LeBron James recorded his 17th career postseason triple-double, with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Only Magic Johnson has more (30).

5,670 -- James has 5,670 career postseason points, passing Kobe Bryant for third all-time.


73 -- James scored or assisted on 73 points, the most points he has ever done so on in a playoff game.

20 -- James has won 20 straight first-round games, tying the longest such streak since the NBA went to the current playoff format in 1983-84.

2 -- James joined Oscar Robertson as the only players with two 40-point triple-doubles in postseason. Two also marks the number of 40-point triple-doubles in a two-day span (Russell Westbrook had the other). There had been only five in NBA postseason history prior to Wednesday.

14:29 -- The Cavaliers played the final 14 minutes, 29 seconds without Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving. Without them, the Cavaliers outscored the Pacers 45-27, making 13-of-21 shots and holding the Pacers to 8-of-29.

1-for-20-- The Pacers were 1-for-20 in the second half when the primary defender was either Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye or LeBron James. Paul George was 0-of-4 going against Thompson in the second half.

121 -- Teams trailing 3-0 in a best-of-seven series have never come back to win in 121 attempts. Of those 121, 73 ended in sweeps.

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